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Title: Acting Director of Communications
Ylva Rylander is Acting Director of Communications at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Ylva leads the global Communications team and is responsible for SEI's internal and external communication. She also represents the Institute among collaborative partners and leads the coordination of outreach activities.
From August 2011, Ylva was Press and Communications Advisor and had a core role in the Communications team for SEI's media outreach and as a professional communications advisor. Her tasks included writing and editing press releases, communication plans and giving advice on how to maximize the outreach of SEI's research publications.
Prior to joining SEI, Ylva worked as a climate change expert at the Swedish PR-agency Westander where she assisted governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and Swedish corporations to create publicity and influence environment-related policy decisions. Previously, she also was climate change coordinator at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, working on the creation of public awareness on climate change and environmental issues.
Ylva holds a Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Systems from Karlstad University and she is professionally trained in lobbying and awareness building.